WMC Soccer Coach David Hulings

Local Sports Journal

Three first-half goals carried the Western Michigan Christian Warriors to a 3-0 soccer victory over Tri-unity Christian on Tuesday.

The host Warriors improved their record to 4-2 overall, 1-0 in the River Valley Conference.

Juniors Chaise Schuiteman and Alex Rop, along with senior Noah Wildeman scored goals for the Warriors.

Schuiteman knifed through the Defenders’ defense and got an open for a shot past Defender goalkeeper Dave Possehl. That goal came 2:23 into the game.

Minutes later, Defender leading scorer Evan Przbysz rang a shot off the crossbar and the rebound was shot right at WMC goalkeeper Jacob Berens.

Rop rang a shot off the crossbar with 11:10 remaining in the half. Three minutes later, Rop took a pass from Alec Breit, dribbled through several defenders and pushed a shot past Possehl and into the net.

With 6:03 remaining in the half, Breit sent the ball to the goalmouth, where Wildeman redirected the ball into the net.

Przbysz had several quality scoring chances throughout the game for Tri-unity, including hitting the crossbar again with 4:45 remaining in the game.

Despite the shutout victory, WMC coach David Hulings was not too pleased with his team’s play.

“We had a bad practice (Monday) and it showed today,” Hulings said. “Tri-unity had two shots off the cross bar and if those goals go in, the game is quite different.”

WMC outshot Tri-unity 23-9.